Wondershare Data Recovery

Wondershare Data Recovery


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.6.1
File Size:
23.93MB
Date Added:
July 29, 2014
Price:
Free to try (100MB recovery-trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
27,636
Downloads Last Week:
237
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Wondershare Data Recovery is a versatile tool to help you recover files that were accidentally deleted or lost in some other way. It provides a ton of options for how to recover files and what types to search for, so you can streamline the process and get the results you're looking for quickly.

Pros

Customizable experience: Depending on the amount of experience you have using this type of program, you may want to use the Wizard or switch to Manual Recovery mode. You can also select the type or types of files you'd like to search for, the location you'd like to search, and whether or not you'd like to enable the Deep Scan feature of the program. This particular option is better for recovering formatted files, but it also takes longer to complete.

Preview during scan: You don't have to wait until the program has finished running to see what it's found. In fact, you can begin previewing files almost immediately, as they show up in a list as soon as the program locates them.

Cons

Help location: The Help feature that comes with this program is hidden in a drop-down menu that's accessible only through a tiny icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Fortunately, the program's interface presents everything in such a clear and streamlined way that you're not likely to need the Help document much.

Bottom Line

Wondershare Data Recovery works well, and it's a good option for users of all experience levels. The trial version is full-featured, and the only limitation is that you can't recover more than 100MB of files. After that point, you'll have to purchase a full license for $39.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5.

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  • 5 stars

    "I lost all of my photos and recovered them"

    June 21, 2014   |   By Qureshidaa

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    I love this software. I used it once and retrieved pictures that i thought i would never get to see agian. Wondershare Data Recovery is portable as well and can be found here:
    http://software.bigbigsoft.com/data-recovery

    Cons

    Due to virus all the files in my memory card are deleted. Through this software i recovered them and i am very happy. Thank u very much

    Summary

    Fantastic Software!!. I had lost a partition with 13 yrs worth of photo's and home videos of my children and family, and felt sick to the stomach. I downloaded this software and it found all the data I thought was lost forever. AMAZING. Thank you very much - A must buy for all your lost data issues.

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  • 5 stars

    "Couldn't be more perfect"

    February 27, 2014   |   By Magicalyilia

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    It helped me finish my presentation! Earlier this week I accidentally deleted the slides I was working on so hard for two days. Wondershare Data Recovery got it back for me so my hard work didn't go to waste. Thank you!

    Cons

    Nothing I could say.

    Summary

    Wonderful data recovery product! I'm really impressed by it. Whatever the devs people did to make this product work like magic just keep up doing it, ok? :)

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  • 5 stars

    "It worked most of the time!"

    February 27, 2014   |   By DrMundon

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    Knowing not all deleted files cannot be restored(scenario dependent), it still does an amazing job in finding most of my deleted files back. It's definitely worth checking out.Plus you dont have to be a tech savvy to learn how to use it

    Cons

    I dont know any right now

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic recovery tool"

    February 26, 2014   |   By Ervinrik

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    I was literally freaking out when I found out that the recycle bin "permanently" deletes files when I was sorting out my computer....then I realized that I needed some files I deleted at the beginning, soon to realize that they were no longer in the recycle bin. Lucky me, I found this amazing program,within 2 hours I had everything back again!

    Cons

    None! I got deleted files back!

    Summary

    I am so grateful and cannot thank and recommend this software enough!

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  • 5 stars

    "The program does a good job in recovering files"

    February 21, 2014   |   By Fnatictich

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    It enabled me to recover my photos of a trip that might be nothing particular to others but I was thrilled to get them back again! I will recommend it to anyone looking to recover photos without doubt.

    Cons

    Haven't found any.

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  • 5 stars

    "Recovered 500mb of lost files"

    February 19, 2014   |   By nwbsnox

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    I had lost nearly 500 mb of files, before Wondershare Data Recovery I have already tried 4 different programs that were supposed to work, but no software i used could find my files. Wondershare amazed me! Thank you!

    Cons

    None nothing.

    Summary

    The software is too good to not have for all your data lost issues!

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  • 5 stars

    "Found me back videos of my kids"

    February 13, 2014   |   By kelsi04

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.5

    Pros

    Thank you so much. You have helped me recover my videos of when my kids were babies! I thought they were gone for good. Can't say thank you enough, thank you thank you!

    Cons

    None!!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Satisfied!"

    January 06, 2014

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.3.1

    Pros

    Works well and found my photos

    Cons

    It fixed! What else to complain about?

    Summary

    Satisfied with the results. the solution that was offered seemed to work.

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  • 5 stars

    "The ISO output product provides the desired end product"

    December 25, 2013   |   By zhuoqh2011

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.3.1

    Pros

    What I needed

    Cons

    None now..

    Summary

    At first I was skeptical of if it would work or not, but it recovered files from half a year ago and still in perfect quality. I have not rigorously tested it but the few tests I did suggest that the program works for the most part.

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  • 5 stars

    "Why the negativity?"

    October 16, 2013   |   By Rumboogy

    Version: Wondershare Data Recovery 4.3.1

    Pros

    IT WORKED BETTER THAN ANY OTHER RECOVERY PROGRAM THAT I TRIED (see below).

    It recovered not just my files but my whole partition with the original directory structure and file names.

    Cons

    User interface is a bit rough in spots. My biggest complaint in this department was that the list of partitions it found had no scroll bar. So to see the partitions at the bottom of the list I had to select on of the upper ones and then hit the down arrow - not intuitive.

    Summary

    I don't understand why there is so much negativity from other reviewers. I had great success with this software. It was able to recover a lost partition that two other packages failed to recover.

    Some brief history. I accidentally re-partitioned a drive that contained 4 partitions. One of those four I wanted to get back (others where just clone backups). The one I wanted back had VMware virtual machine directories containing thousands of files. So a file level recovery (where names are lost) was not going to cut it. I had to recover the whole partition with its directory structure and file names intact.

    First I tried TestDisk & PhotoRec from cgsecurity.org. This program found partitions but the output was so confusing with multiple overlapping potential partitions that I gave up. Then I tried Disk Drill from CleverFiles. It did not find any of the lost partitions but did a better job of finding lost files than did PhotoRec. But as I said, finding lost files was useless for my application where there are thousands of files in a VMware machine directory.

    Then I tried Data Recovery for Mac from Wondershare. It found a bunch of partitions and ranked then by its ability to recover from them. I selected the one that looked like the one I wanted, and that had a good chance of recovery, and then told the program to search for files. It recovered the whole partition with the original structure. So I paid the $90 got the license and then saved my files to another disk.

    Updated on Oct 16, 2013

    One more thought. I tested the files that it recovered and they all appeared to be undamaged and in their original condition.

    Updated on Oct 16, 2013

    I just noticed that I posted this under the Windows version. My review is for the Mac version.

    Updated on Nov 15, 2013

    I have just used this product again to recover a lost Time Machine partition. I would lower the rating to 4 stars since I found that a Time Machine partition recovered with this software can't be used by OS X' Time Machine interface. The data is still there (i.e. backed up files) and it can be found using a program like Find Any File, but the whatever special file attributes that are needed for Time Machine have been lost so that interface no longer works.

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